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Friday, March 5, 2021

IHSA Return To Activity

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IHSA Return To Activity
IHSA Return To Activity
Changes for Illinois High School Athletics due to Covid-19

If anything else happens.... the illinois high school association announced their plan wednesday for the 2020-2021 athletic season and they're changes.... football, girls volleyball and boys soccer have all been moved to the spring of 2021....so no high school football in the fall in illinois... due to the changes teams will play a shortened regular season schedules in winter, spring and summer... state series events for all sports will be determined on a sport by sports basis..... so sports that can take place in the fall in illinois include.... boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, girls swimming and diving and girls tennis... all these sports have to take place with groups of 50 or less.

And distanced at least 30 feet apart.... competitions are to be held within a illinois covid region or within a conference... winter sports will run november 16th through february 13th....those include boys and girls basketball... wrestling, boys swimming and diving...competitive cheerleading, competitive dance, boys and girls bowling and girls gymnastics... according to guidelines schools are limited to no more than two games per week and no tourney or events of three or more teams... that's big, because that means robinson, casey-westfield and marshall can not play in this years first financial wabash valley classic tourney if its able to take place..

The spring sports season in illinois will run from february 15th through may first for football, boys soccer, girls volleyball, girls swimming and diving, girls badminton, boys gymnastics, boys and girls water polo... football is the big one here being moved from the fall to the spring...according to guidelines football teams sould anticipate a seven game regular season followed by a regional post season at the minimum.... the summer sports season in illinois will have baseball, softball, boys and girls track and field, girl soccer, boys volleyball, boys and girls lacrosse and boys tennis from may third through june 26th... i spoke to a three-sport athlete from illinois and high school football coach....both said things will be different, but are excited to just have an opportunity to have a chance to play this school year... the indiana state men's the indiana the indiana state men's basketball team

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